Dec 27, 2012 2:00am PST
and prayers are with the families of michael chiapperini and tomas and with those who lost their homes. investigators try to figure out how and why this happened. robert is the fire marshall of webster, new york. thank you so much for being here with us at such a difficult time. i know you were at a candlelight vigil last night for all of the four firefighters. tell me what that was like. >> good morning. it was, you know, a very quiet, somber event. we met at the four corners in the village of webster, which is within the town. i had a priest available, said a couple of prayers, spoke a little bit about the two firefighters that have died and just gave us a chance to get together as a community. >> and let's talk a little bit more about that. michael, you just saw him there, and the other victim, 19-year-old tomasz, just 19 years old. i know you were friends with michael. really a hero firefighter. really just beloved in that area. tell me what he was like and how his family is holding up. >> chip, we call him chip, chip was a great guy. we've been firefighters together for over 20 ye
Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
are supposed to be preparing people for life. >> heather: we will did he bait witness alan colmes and michael gallagher. >> merry christmas. i'm not afraid to say it. >> heather: mike, pleat start with you. is this unnecessary legislation, what do you think? >> i was about to make alan happy, as i was driving over here, maybe this is bit legislative overreach. one of the most iconic christmas messages of our culture is miracle on 4th street where the judge -- on 34th street. there is the spirit of christmas alive and well and yes, there is a santa claus. if we can love the warm fuzzy message of "miracle on 34th street," why not judge come in and say let's say merry christmas without offending somebody. >> i've known mike for 20 years. have you made me happy? let me get this straight. you can't say merry christmas will. this is because of legislator's six-year-old son and decorated the holiday tree. think we have a lot more things to worry about on school campus is whether to say a word that is permitted. what the texas association of school board says. they have a document on its website that
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
candidate. >> erin? >> and there's also michael capuano and steven lynch who are both democratic congressmen from massachusetts, but none of these three have quite the star power as not only ben affleck but also ted kennedy, jr., who looks to be a big name for this seat. >> speaking of massachusetts, there was a detailed post mortem of the romney campaign in today's "boston globe." romney was reluctant to run and did so at his son's tag's insistence. this story quotes tag as saying he wanted to be president less than anyone i've ever met in my life. aaron, he recently wrote about the optimism within the gop, but does the choice of a reluctant candidate symbolize an identity crisis within the republican party? >> well, i don't know that i know -- i know that tag romney is looking out for his father, but let's be real about this. mitt romney was not the least bit reluctant to run for president and was plotting his second run for the presidency from the very moment that he conceded to john mccain, so let's take that comment from tag with just a little bit of a grain of salt. >> fair enough. eri
Dec 22, 2012 3:00am PST
this briefly, but the acting director of the cia, michael morelle is also complaining saying it quote, he departs from reality. should the government be working at all, in your opinion, with hollywood studios and helping them tell stories? this goes all the way back to top gun and maybe before that. is it a practice that should end in your opinion? >> no, i don't think it should necessarily end. i mean, again, you know, this film was originally set to come out before the election and we had documentation showing they were eager to work with them and make well, look very good, but i don't think it should end. you can work with the government without exposing national secrets and this highly classified after mission, the senators with all due respect would have been a lot better served dealing with it back then when they were getting unprecedented access and better served now to get to the bottom of benghazi and find out unanswered questions there and that's where their energy should probably be directed at now. >> dave: got to degree with you. scott taylor, great to have you. >> thank you.